Kaitlin Bennett, better known as the Kent State Gun Girl, isn’t letting coronavirus interfere with her mission to be the most hated person on the internet.
Bennett’s latest antic takes place on YouTube.
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In a video called, “Why the Stimulus Bill is Bad for America,” she goes on a lengthy diatribe about items in the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill.
The money shot comes about seven minutes in, when she lays into the relief the bill provides for Native Americans.
“This next one really makes no sense to me at all,” Bennett says, then lists expenditures earmarked for the nation’s original inhabitants.
Oddly, she can’t contain her laughter as she says that Indian Health Services gets $1 billion and $1.2 billion goes to tenant-based assistance for Native American peoples. Maybe she thinks illnesses and evictions are hilarious.
Bennett then claims that because one million Native Americans reside on reservations, then the $3 billion total of these items amounts to a $3,000 check apiece. Which, she whines, is more than the measly $1,200 check most non-native citizens will get.
It probably goes without saying, but that’s not how it works. If it were, then each American—including the Native Americans—would be receiving $6,000. (Bennett, if you’re reading, that’s $2 trillion divided by 328 million.)
But Bennett clearly didn’t want to be right, so much as to offend.
That’s probably why her next move involves donning a Native American costume and moving jerkily along in what must be her idea of an aboriginal dance.
As Bennett dances about, she says, “Lady Sacaga-want-your-taxes here.”
The stunt garnered precisely the kind of attention she craves. Which is to say, negative.
Even some of her fans were appalled.
My generally support you dear but in this case you've gone too far. Native Americans are some of the most impoverished people in the United States with the highest unemployment of all classes of people. They're regularly screwed over by the US government
— Michael Chuplis (@hisnail) March 30, 2020
i mean i think that implying that the poorest group in the US (Native Americans living on reservations) are leeches because the government is increasing funding to their criminally underfunded IHS is worse than wearing a feather
— eggs (@foreveromelette) April 1, 2020
“The money is for Indian Health Services which are government funded health centers and hospitals required by treaty,” replied @AzieDee. “They are incredibly underfunded and serving the most vulnerable communities. No Native person is getting a $3000 check. Damn. Read a book.”
This is racist and intentionally misinformed. I'm reporting this for hate speech.
— Ash (@yetipasta) March 30, 2020
You mean the people that we murdered their ancestors and stole the land? Those people?
— Leon Bantang (@nuckingfutz33) March 30, 2020
Now do the $500,000,000,000 that goes to giant white male run and owned companies. I’ll wait. pic.twitter.com/WE4aUiVzUq
— Mo Latno Bill Phelan (@MoBill) March 30, 2020
OMG! This is a truly TERRIBLE take!!! I’m not some liberal pouncing either, look at my tweets. But I’d say since we took their lands and locked them on reservations and they largely live in poverty, squaller and drugs… I think we can afford them some extra cash. #BADTAKES
— Preston Bruce (@RealPrestonBruc) March 30, 2020
I am 100% full blooded Native American. Almost 85% of the reservation I am from has no running water, electricity, no proper health care, highest unemployment rate, I can go on, you really disappointed me and disrespected my people at the end of your little video.
— Randy Freeland (@Randyfreeland_1) March 30, 2020
She won’t cause she knows she will step over the line of being a racist, but since my Native American people are the lowest we don’t count and she’s taking a huge advantage of it
— Randy Freeland (@Randyfreeland_1) March 31, 2020
The video ends as it begins, with Bennett asking for people to donate to her website.
The irony of the fact that she’s dunking on government subsidies while asking people to subsidize her career must be lost on her.
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